Think Outside The Box For After School Snacks

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Back-to-school is just around the corner (Where did summer go?) and after long days in the classroom your tiny humans are going to come home hungry!



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With all the money spent this time of year on school supplies and back to school clothes, shoes and backpacks don’t spend money on extra snacks for those hungry babes. Re-purpose something you know they already love – like a delicious cereal.

We eat cereal all the time for breakfast, but I’ve never shied away from eating it during other day parts (dinner included) and it’s always been perfect for a snack for my kids. I think it can be a perfect snack for your’s too if you try out these great recipes created with Post Cereals from Walmart.

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At my local Walmart all the cereals are in Aisle 16 and you can easily find the ones I’ve featured here including Great Grains® Cranberry Almond Crunch, Honey Bunches of Oats® with Real Strawberries and Cinnamon PEBBLES™.

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The first one I decided to make was a fruit, yogurt and cereal parfait using Great Grains® Cranberry Almond Crunch. I loved the oat clusters and I love the idea of having a hint of cranberry because it’s not a fruit that you see a lot of. I decided to use peaches as my fruit because I wanted to compliment the cranberry flavor and almonds.

Cereal parfaits for after school snacks with Great Grains - The Everyday Mom Life

Servings: 3 small parfaits

Great Grains® Yogurt & Peach Parfait


  •         1½ cups of Great Grains® Cranberry Almond Crunch
  •         16 oz. vanilla yogurt
  •         1 can of peaches, drained and rinsed


1. Begin layering your ingredients and start with Great Grains® Cranberry Almond Crunch. Crumble the flakes a little so that they don’t sit funny in your cup or glass.

2. Using a large spoon add a layer of peaches next. Then add in a layer of yogurt.

3. Continue layering until you reach the top of the glass where you can add a final sprinkle of cereal.

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4. Keep chilled or serve immediately. If you make them in little mason jars like I did you can cap them and stick them back in the fridge. These would be great for birthday parties or school parties too!

Since my kids love strawberries and fruit I also wanted to make a parfait that included some of their favorite flavors – strawberries and blueberries.

cereal parfaits for after school snacks - The Everyday Mom Life

cereal parfaits for after school snacks - The Everyday Mom Life

Very Berry Parfait


  •         1½ cups of Honey Bunches of Oats® with Real Strawberries
  •         16 oz. of strawberry yogurt
  •         1 cup of fresh blueberries


1. Similar to the first parfait I started with a nice layer of cereal as the base.

2. Next add a few spoonfuls of the strawberry yogurt and then top it with the blueberries. Since the blueberries were so large, I decided to just have one layer of them in the middle.

3. Then use another layer of cereal and spoon in more yogurt.

4. Top off with a few more blueberries.

The last parfait I created was a pudding parfait, which is more of a treat because with the combination of cinnamon cereal and vanilla pudding it tasted a bit like a churro. Oh and there’s chocolate too.

Cereal parfaits for after school snacks - The Everyday Mom Life

Cinnamon PEBBLES™ Pudding Parfait


  •         1 ½ cups of Cinnamon PEBBLES™
  •         1 package of vanilla bean pudding (Pudding should be made prior to this by following instructions on packaging)
  •         ½ cup of mini chocolate chips


1. Use about two large spoonfuls of cereal as a base.

2. Sprinkle in a few chocolate chips on top of that. Due to the fact that I was making this for my kids, I didn’t actually do a layer of chocolate chips. Just enough to get a little taste of chocolate without going overboard.

3. Add in a few spoonfuls of vanilla bean pudding. Then add in another layer of cereal.

4. Add in one more, good spoonful of pudding and then sprinkle some cereal and a few more chocolate chips on top to complete the treat!

Your kids (and you) will love these little snacks. They’re so easy to make but it steps up your mom game a bit to combine all these great ingredients.
To learn more about Post cereals, visit their website here and to get other ideas about how you can incorporate cereal into your day visit the Post Pinterest Page.

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  • charlenemarie11 July 27, 2017 03.15 pm

    These look so yummy, yet so simple! I really need to get back into the habit of meal prepping and preparing snacks like this ahead of time!

  • robin rue July 27, 2017 04.20 pm

    I am always looking for ideas for snacks for my kids. They both come off the bus hungry, so I need snacks ready!

  • asilletto July 27, 2017 04.42 pm

    These look delicious! I might have to steal the idea for myself!

  • angsamp July 27, 2017 05.53 pm

    I’m terrible at making fun/tasty snacks after school. I usually let my kids open a package of *whatever.* These parfaits look easy and delicious so I’ll have to try them.

  • babiestobookworms July 27, 2017 07.08 pm

    I LOVE cereal, so these look amazing to me!

  • littleprinceleopold July 27, 2017 07.11 pm

    Such a great idea for a healthy snack!! Definitely trying this

  • Heather Brummett July 27, 2017 08.04 pm

    I can’t believe it is already time to think about school! I love these parfait ideas! They look yummy! What a great way to start the day!

  • Nostalgia Diaries July 27, 2017 08.57 pm

    What a great idea! I think this would make a great breakfast as well!

  • MrsAndMotherhood (@MrsAndMother) July 27, 2017 09.57 pm

    School starts back for us in less than two weeks and this would be a great healthy breakfast or after school snack. Thanks for sharing!

  • Andrea July 27, 2017 10.25 pm

    My mom often made the best snacks for after school. she always kept everything super quick and healthy. also mega tasty.

  • Jessica Joachim July 27, 2017 10.49 pm

    These look like awesome snacks and I know my daughter would love this! I especially love the Ibotta offer because I am a huge fan of their app.

  • Terri Steffes July 28, 2017 12.12 am

    I don’t eat dairy and I was really missing these parfaits, but I just discovered coconut milk yogurt and I am back in business. I’ll try these cereals, too!

  • Cindy Ingalls July 28, 2017 12.13 am

    The Very Berry Parfait sounds yummy! Easy to make, I’m going to make some for my breakfast!

  • Amber Nelson July 28, 2017 02.05 am

    The parfait sounds absolutely amazing! I bet my kids would love these!

  • The Sprouting Minds July 28, 2017 03.19 am

    What a yummy and cute idea! My daughter (and me) would love these parfaits!

  • Karen Morse July 28, 2017 05.38 am

    I love yogurt and berries together! This is such a lovely after school snack and it’s healthy too! Good move for choosing honey bunches of oats! I love that brand!

  • reesann723 July 28, 2017 03.08 pm

    My daughter loves these types of cereal parfaits for snacks. I do too honestly! I will have to save your recipes for back to school!

  • Misty Valverde July 28, 2017 05.27 pm

    I love all of these recipes. I can’t wait to try some for my babies.

  • Brittany Muddamalle July 28, 2017 05.52 pm

    Ooh I love little parfaits like this! My kids are a huge fan too which makes it really nice. Finding something they all like can be nearly impossible!

  • Flossie July 28, 2017 10.29 pm

    This is a super idea! I’m getting hungry just looking at the post! I recently published a recipe just like this because it’s what I eat pretty much every morning for breakfast, and I can attest that my girls LOVE it – so kiddos will definitely LOVE this afternoon snack, too! (Plus it’s a great combo of protein + carbs to keep them full til dinner and fuel their homework!)

  • Akyn July 28, 2017 10.34 pm

    This is incredibly mouth watering treats. Simple steps to follow though.

  • lmochoa488 July 28, 2017 11.12 pm

    I loved all of these treats. My children would really enjoy them. I am gonna try some of them out.

  • Crystal Green (@SLM016) July 28, 2017 11.27 pm

    These parfaits sound delicious. I like how simple they are to make. They also have a way of getting the kids excited.

  • redlocksandshamrocks July 28, 2017 11.29 pm

    OMG these look soooooo good! Great photography too! Great post!


    Your Redlocks and Shamrocks Girl,
    Lisa Doyle

  • Karen Lizarraras July 28, 2017 11.56 pm

    Thank you for these! I pinned! perfect for my family!!! They look delicious

  • Latasha Peterson July 29, 2017 03.14 am

    Oh! wow! I have to try this recipe. These yogurts looks amazing and so yummy.

  • Angela Ricardo Bethea July 29, 2017 09.17 am

    What a brilliant idea! This is really easy and perfect way to give them healthy and nutritious food.

  • platformsandpacifiers July 29, 2017 03.25 pm

    I make these ALL THE TIME!!! So good and when you put them in mason jars they are so easy to eat and store “on the go” since the jars fit perfectly into the cup holders in the car!

  • AnnMarie John July 29, 2017 03.58 pm

    It’s really awesome that my kids love fresh fruits and this is a great way to serve fresh fruits after school! I definitely will try this recipe! Even for breakfast!

  • audriaallred July 29, 2017 05.38 pm

    These look delicious! I will be trying these. YUM


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